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Resiliency at Dwell on Design in L.A.

Resiliency at Dwell on Design in L.A.

Resiliency in uncertain times is a major theme for Dwell on Design Los Angeles this year. The event, to be held May 29 – 31 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will take a hard look at how to rebuild in the wake of natural disaster – and at strategies for dealing with reduced water [...]

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A New Look at America’s Test Kitchen

A New Look at America’s Test Kitchen

Let’s say the set for your PBS program – the most-watched instructional cooking show on television – is a little down at the heels. It’s worn out from years of deconstructing, testing and re-testing recipes so they’ll work every time for the nation’s home chefs. So where do you turn? If you’re smart like the [...]

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David vs. Goliath in Downtown Raleigh

Today at 6 PM, I”ll be giving a talk at the North Carolina Center for Architecture and Design, about my new book, “Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand.” I’ll be joined there by the six North Carolina architects featured in that book: Ellen Cassilly, Chad Everhart, Phil Freelon, Erin Lewis, Matt Griffith, [...]

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The 2015 Dwell on Design Home Tour

The 2015 Dwell on Design Home Tour

The Dwell on Design Home Tour is essentially Dwell magazine in three dimensions. Fifteen Los Angeles homes – on the Eastside, Westside and in South Bay – will be on view and ready to be experienced, over three days: Saturday, May 23, Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. Five to six hundred fortunate souls will [...]

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A New Museum on the National Mall

A New Museum on the National Mall

Highly anticipated, the Museum of African American History and Culture is topped out and scheduled to open on the Mall in Washington, D.C. about a year from now. It’s been a long time coming. A collaborative team of Freelon Adjaye Bond /Smithgroup was awarded the commission by the Smithsonian in April 2009. Twenty-two teams had [...]

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In New York, Ian Schrager’s Hot Hand

In New York, Ian Schrager’s Hot Hand

Ian Schrager’s holding a pair of aces. The first is his new luxury hotel in the old Metropolitan Life Clock Tower building at 24th and Madison. Developed in partnership with Marriott International, it’s called Edition, and it follows three others – in London, Istanbul and Miami Beach. The second is a new book from Rizzoli, [...]

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David Khouri’s Material-Rich Palette

David Khouri’s Material-Rich Palette

Armed with master’s degrees in architecture and historic preservation from Columbia University in the mid-1990s, David Khouri immediately launched his career with Bohn Associates in SoHo. His time there would be short-lived. By 1998 he’d founded his own firm – designing not buildings, but furniture and interiors. “I was interested in architecture and furniture design [...]

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From PAP: Young Architects 16

From PAP: Young Architects 16

Since 1981, the Architectural League of New York has sponsored a competition for architects who are 10 years or less out of graduate school. “They can vary in age – once, a 50 year old was a winner, and another was a 25 year old.,” says Anne Rieselbach, Program Director at The Architectural League. “The [...]

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Baskervill’s Big (Two-Hearted) River

Baskervill’s Big (Two-Hearted) River

A+A continues its look back to popular posts from the past five years. Here we have one of downtown Richmond’s renovated tobacco warehouses. It first appeared in July 2012: The James River slips down from its headwaters up in Botetourt County in the Virginia hills, drops 100 feet over seven miles of granite slabs at Richmond [...]

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Virginia’s Chapel to a Beloved Bishop

Virginia’s Chapel to a Beloved Bishop

Today, A+A continues its look back to popular posts from the past five years. Here we have one of Richmond’s newest iconic buildings. It first appeared in January 2013: The assignment must have seemed modest and breathtaking all at once: Design a tiny chapel on 72-acres of tumbling hills overlooking the James River at Roslyn, the [...]

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